The Kyocera Museum of Art is a small museum in southern Kyoto that showcases the history and products of Kyocera Corporation and also hosts ever-changing shows of art.
Kyocera Museum of Art Exterior – image © Chris Rowthorn
If you happen to find yourself down in Fushimi-ku Ward, perhaps to visit the Antique Grand Fair at Pulse Plaza next door, you might drop into this small but interesting gallery. The Kyocera Corporation is one of Kyoto’s (and Japan’s) most dynamic corporations, and the history of the company and their products is surprisingly engaging and well presented. In addition to corporate history, the gallery downstairs hosts a variety of changing shows. Check the website (below) to see what’s on while you are in time.
Kyocera Museum of Art Interior – image © Chris Rowthorn
The Kyocera Museum of Art
6 Takeda-tobadono-cho, Fushmi-ku
Closed Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Non-smoking area: Yes
1-minute walk from Kyoto Pulse Plaza and Kyocera Bus Stop, Rakunan Express (R’EX) Bus from Kyoto Station Hachijo-guchi Exit or 15-minute walk from Takeda Station west exit, Karasuma subway line and Kintetsu line
Official Website (English)
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